Bark or no bark?

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by big andy a, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    I have a large amount of oak on my property and the other day I grabbed a fallen branch which was 3" or so in diameter at the large end.  Today I cut the branch into chunks and split the larger pieces for the smoker.  On some of the branch there is still the bark on the wood.  My question is can I leave this bark on or do I need to remove it before using it in the smoker?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If the wood is dry the  bark is not a problem.  If it's falling off then let it but don't go through any trouble removing it.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Leave it on.
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gee .... when I saw the header I thought it was gonna be another episode of the "Great Foiling Debate".

    Leave the bark on.

  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It will do fine both ways
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It really doesn't matter but I personally would remove it.
  7. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Okay, I'm not going to worry about it.  

    And Craig, I figured someone would look at the title and think the same thing - more discussion on foiling or not!

    Have a great week guys.


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